Strong Women

Series produced by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE

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A look into the impact of women leaders and women's leadership roles in Minnesota.

Programming is supported by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and by the people of Minnesota.

Stories of the lives of women in northern Minnesota. A look into the impact of women leaders and women's leadership roles in Minnesota.


30 Pieces

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In May we celebrated Mother's Day with stories of the impact of grandmothers on our lives for our Strong Women series. Originally a public event, ...

  • Added: Jun 12, 2020
  • Length: 28:47
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National Public Radio's Rachel Martin reported earlier this week how one rural area has more COVID-19 cases per capita than nearly any other place ...

  • Added: Jun 10, 2020
  • Length: 18:37
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Quinn Nystrom is a DFLer from Baxter is who is running for the 8th congressional reprentative seat that is currently held by Representative Pete St...

  • Added: Jun 10, 2020
  • Length: 12:29
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Julie Sandstede, DFL Representative from Hibbing, joined Heidi and John on the Thursday Morning Show to talk about the recent legislative session. ...

  • Added: Jun 10, 2020
  • Length: 18:16
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Listen, our lives have been turned upside down. All people's lives - but what about the roles women take on? How are they coping? Are they copin...

  • Added: May 05, 2020
  • Length: 34:28
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Heidi Holtan and Colleen Nardone talk with Betty Folliard, Founder of ERA Minnesota.

  • Added: Mar 18, 2020
  • Length: 12:54
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We talked with Karen Sunderman from WDSE/WRPT PBS North about Making It Up North - a show she produces and hosts spotlighting makers and artists in...

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  • Added: Jan 21, 2020
  • Length: 09:22
  • Purchases: 1
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Kathleen Blake from Grand Rapids joined us to talk about this time of the year, and how tough it can be for those who are grieving loved ones. Esp...

  • Added: Dec 11, 2019
  • Length: 21:32
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Today we featured 3 Strong Women on KAXE/KBXE - Teresa Kittridge from 100 Rural Women and Erica Bjelland and Rachel Juritsch from RREAL. They tol...

  • Added: Nov 12, 2019
  • Length: 15:21
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What are our cultural assumptions about women’s relationship with power, influence and authority and how does this show up in the way we talk? ...

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  • Added: Oct 29, 2019
  • Length: 21:50
  • Purchases: 1
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Kayla Aubid is educator and arts administrator concentrating on contemporary Indigenous art, culture, and community agency. She is a Blandin Found...

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  • Added: Oct 17, 2019
  • Length: 13:48
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On this segment of Strong Women Heidi Holtan and John Bauer talk to Ashley Hanson and Joy Dolo from Sod House Theater.

  • Added: Aug 16, 2019
  • Length: 17:01
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We looked back at a Focus Group we held on June 10th of 2019 at the KAXE Studios in Grand Rapids. About 13 women were in attendance including host...

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  • Added: Jun 24, 2019
  • Length: 25:21
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We talked with MN Speaker of the House Melissa Hortman - Brooklyn Park (DFL) about what she thinks got accomplished this session - and what is LEF...

  • Added: Jun 24, 2019
  • Length: 14:35
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We've been holding Strong Women focus groups at KAXE/KBXE in the last year, talking with women in rural northern MN about their lives and experienc...

  • Added: May 20, 2019
  • Length: 19:18
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In this segment we welcomed back MN author Lorna Landvik to talk about her new novel just out from the University of MN Press "Chronicles of a Radi...

  • Added: Apr 17, 2019
  • Length: 17:36
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Heidi Holtan visits with the staff of WeARE Clinic, Advocates for Reproductive Education, in Brainerd, MN.

  • Added: Mar 14, 2019
  • Length: 14:32
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Joey Halvorson join Heidi Holtan and John Bauer to talk about a new exhibit and project honoring 20 women who graduated from Brainerd Public Schools.

  • Added: Mar 08, 2019
  • Length: 13:38
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Heidi Holtan and John Bauer talk to Bemidji Mayor Rita Albrecht about her past accomplishments and future goals as city mayor.

  • Added: Feb 07, 2019
  • Length: 14:33
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Another segment in our Strong Women series is MN's Lieutenant Governor-elect Peggy Flanagan. She made not only Minnesota history, she is becoming ...

  • Added: Dec 19, 2018
  • Length: 16:36